Hahaha is all I can say. We survived the 11 hour drive up to Boston and Maddie was really a champ! We got on I-81 by 4am, stopped in PA at 7ish for a bottle and breakfast. At this time Donny and I switched driving and I rode in the back with Maddie. We stopped around 12ish for lunch in CT and switched back. We made it to Gamma’s work by 3ish for our next bottle and a rest.
That night we went to “Fire & Ice,” Donny’s favorite place to eat, truly in downtown Boston. Upon our return, as we do every year, we celebrated Jesse’s birthday – our family dog. Quick summary – the first time we ever did this we gave him a cupcake to celebrate, he ate the whole thing in one bite. I know what you’re thinking – big deal! Well, Jesse is an 18lb terrier, so it kinda is a big deal. So, since then we always try and do the same. There are some losers in the pack who don’t like to participate for the own “reasons.” Gamma complains of some kind of “lockjaw,” like you could actually choke on a cupcake? And Donny thinks that frosting may actually touch his skin and he will break out like a thirteen year old teenage girl, so he doesn’t touch it either. So that just leaves us troopers – here is what we got. And of course Maddie tried some too.
Did I mention ours have frosting . . .
Round 2 anyone??
So, that’s what us Sykes’ do to celebrate. Every year.